While I love Virginia and all the East Coast has to offer, there’s no place quite like California. Whether you’re visiting or live here in the great state of California, you’re sure to find an abundance of vacation spots and fun activities to occupy yourself and your family.
To help others find some of the wonders California has to offer, I compiled a list below of fun things to do while in California. Many of the activities below are FREE, while the rest are relatively inexpensive.
Go To The Beach
One of my favorite things about California is that there is such a large coastal line. From pretty much any area of the state, you can reach a beach in less than a couple hours. My family and I love spending time at the beach because the boys can go crazy playing in the water and sand while I get the opportunity to lay in the sun and SHOP.
Visit a National Park
Some of the most beautiful and natural sights can be seen in national parks and California’s are no different. Places like Yosemite and Sequioa National Parks boast a wide variety of activities for the whole family that are sure excite the senses without costing and arm and a leg. There are dozens of smaller parks scattered throughout the state that showcase some amazing landmarks and are home to some pretty unique animals.
While I’ve never been much of a “snow bunny”, my family and I made our way to the snow covered mountains of Virginia a few times during my childhood. If you’re looking for a great place to ski or play in the snow, California offers some of the best spots to do so! Northern California is famous for it’s immaculate snowy slopes and beautiful ski resorts.
Some of the funnest times I’ve had with my Mom and God-Momma were had in a Bingo hall. My God-Mother has always had extremely good luck when it came to winning stuff so it was fun for my Mom and I try and guess how long it would take before she’d win something.
This same joy can be had with your friends and family all across California. There are bingo halls everywhere and it’s usually relatively inexpensive to join in on a few games. Most are also child friendly so you can take the whole family and spend the afternoon chatting, hanging-out, and trying to win a little bit of money! You can also play Bingo rain or shine so this makes a great activity for those rare days when the California weather isn’t cooperating.
To find a Bingo spot near you, check out OnlineBingo.com’s list [view list] of bingo halls in California!
Now this is probably the most expensive thing on my list of fun things to do in California, but given there are so many awesome amusement parks in California, I couldn’t possibly leave it off! Whether it’s Knott’s Berry Farm, Legoland, Sea World, or Disneyland, you’re almost guaranteed a good time when you visit an amusement park with you family. The only downside to this option is you have to pay admission for each family member – often a hefty fee – and usually a couple refreshments and souvenirs. If it’s in the budget, though, I highly recommend visiting an amusement park while in California. Sometimes you can find good deals on tickets that allow you to visit more than one park over a few days.
Whatever your budget, California has some amazing entertainment activities. From skiing down a snowy mountain in Northern California, or laying out on the beach for a tan in Southern California, there’s no better state to find a vacation spot to please the entire family.